Week of 2/13 – 2/17

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 2/13 Reflective Friends Learning Walks (All Day)
Tuesday, 2/14 Reflective Friends Learning Walks (All Day)

nConnect Counselor visit (Math Classes) – 8th grade only

Wednesday, 2/15 Early Release – Staff PD (Media Center) – All Staff

nConnect Panel Presentations (Media Center) – 8:10 – 11:00

Girls Basketball vs. Liberty (@ FMS) – 3:30

Thursday, 2/16 BAT Meeting @ 7:25 — Room 37 
Friday, 2/17 Snow Make-up Day

Frontier Gear!

The Last Gladiator!

A special shout out to the Frontier Drama Department for their consecutive night run of The Last Gladiator.  Both nights were filled with patrons as they witnessed our students create an amazing viewing experience with just five weeks of rehearsal time.  Not only did the production leave spectators impressed, but they also collected a great deal of canned goods for our pantry.  We are so proud of these students, and especially thankful to all staff that helped make this happen or found other ways to support the production.  And, finally, special thanks to our production team – CJ, Malori, and Esther Butenschoen – thanks again for creating another special event for our students, staff, and community!

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nConnect – This Week!

8th grade teachers only:

After a successful endeavor last year, we are continuing with our nConnect Community Panel in an effort to connect our students with outlying community members and expose them to career possibilities.  This email is to explain and outline the process.

Format: Presentation/Discussion

·         PART A:
o   All 8th grade students will be prepared for the panel presentation / discussion during their math classes (20-25 minutes – split between Anna, Lesley, Heather — maybe nConnect)
·         PART B:
o   All 8th grade students will attend a panel presentation / discussion with local professionals during science classes. (each starts 5 minutes after the bell rings)
·         PART C:
o   All 8th grade students will complete the short feedback survey andsign a thank you card for the panel guests.
·         PART A:
o   Preparation lesson – Tuesday, Feb. 14th in each math classes
·         PART B:
o   Panel presentation – Wednesday, Feb 15th during science classes (early release day)
§  Core 1 panel – 8:10 – 8:35
§  Core 2 panel – 9:00 – 9:45
§  Core 3 panel – 10:25 – 11:00
·         PART C:
o   Student survey – Thursday, Feb 16th during humanities classes

·         PART A:
o   Preparation will occur in math classes
o   Lesley, Heather, & Anna will come to the class to deliver the preparation lesson
·         PART B:
o   Panel presentations will be held in the library – after attendance completed in science classes
·         PART C:
o   Student surveys & thank you cards will be done in humanities classes.
o   Anna, Lesley and Heather will facilitate and provide necessary materials

Please see me with any questions you have.  Thanks!


Reminder: February Conferences!

Please see below regarding our upcoming parent-teacher conferences — this is from an email I sent on Friday:

Hello Silverbacks,

Believe it or not, the end of February and our second round of parent-teacher conferences are upon us.

At the bottom of this email, I will include the conference spreadsheet.  Here is the plan:

Thursday, February 23rd (Early Release)

  • When: 12:30 – 3:00
  • Where: Room Locations (by Grade level) TBA
  • Who: All D/F students; students struggling for academic/behavioral purposes; any student at risk
Conferences in the Round
  • When: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Where: Large Gym
  • Who: All D/F students; students struggling for academic/behavioral purposes; any student at risk; other parents who can show up at this time
Friday, February 24th (Early Release)

  • Where: Room Locations (by Grade level) TBA
  • Who: All D/F students; students struggling for academic/behavioral purposes; any student at risk

Conference Spreadsheet – Click Here



Great News, with the pending delivery of our replacement technology we will be using a 1:1 model for online testing this year. This means that we will be able to compress our testing window to be completed in the month of May.

The schedule for 6th & 7th grade alternates ELA and Math tests opposite 8th grade. For those of you who do not have a cart in your classroom, you will be assigned one of the Chrome book carts for the days that you will be testing.

Here is the link to access the 2017 Assessment Schedule.

I will be sharing more specific information and the plan for practice tests in the next month. Please feel free to share any questions or concerns with me as we prepare for the Spring testing season.

~ Marshall

Welcoming Our Future Silverbacks!


Friday we are hosting all the 5th grade students from Pioneer, Sifton, and York for our annual Elementary Tour. As in years past they will have an opportunity to hear from our incredible musicians from 9:50 – 10:30. Following this the ASB and Leadership students will be introducing them to Frontier, talking about the great things they will experience in middle school, looking at a day in the life of a 6th grader, and taking a tour of our campus.

If you have a moment, stop by the student center or join one of the groups touring the campus to meet next year’s 6th grade.


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